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Winning Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago May 08, 2016 May 8, 2016 Sunday, May 08 2016 May 08, 2016 1:54 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

TRENTON, N.J. - Lottery officials in New Jersey say the winning ticket that matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million was sold in Mercer County.

Officials said early Sunday the location will not be disclosed until certain security procedures are completed, and it's anticipated that the location will be revealed by Monday.

In a statement, New Jersey Lottery executive director Carole Hedinger calls winning the seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history "a life-changing event."

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number is 9.

The jackpot Saturday had climbed to nearly $430 million, making the prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January.

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

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